Welcome to the City of Cochran!

 

The City of Cochran is a uniquely progressive rural community built upon efficient and effective service delivery with an organizational culture that strives to embrace change and diversity. The City also strives to ensure a high level of innovation and sustainable development while maintaining and enhancing a quality educational system, with the ultimate goal of providing a safe and secure environment to live, raise families, work, conduct business, and play.


 

News and Updates

 

Country Fest will be held on October 18th in downtown Cochran.  County Fest is one of the premier fall fairs held in the Middle Georgia region.  To view the flyer for Country Fest, please click on Read More.

 

City Council approves a new Customer Service Policy. This Policy will be mailed from City Hall by September 17th and will be sent to all utility customers. To view the new policy, please click on Read More.

 

The City of Cochran has been awarded a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to begin addressing the sewage system in the vicinity of the hospital.  Funds from the grant will be used to map and inspect the existing underground system and conduct minor repairs.  The City is also pursuing other grants, loans, bonds, and sources of funding to upgrade the sewage and water systems thoughout Cochran.

 

The City Council is dedicated to finding the best qualified City Manager to lead our City.   After finishing our first search, the Search Committee and Council has decided to extend the search and readvertise for a new City Manager.  For a complete job description and application procedures, please click on Employment on the top bar of our Home Page.

 

City Council unamiously endorses the passage of the Freeport Tax Exemption as essential to the City's ability to attact business and industry to create jobs for the community.  To view the Council's Resolution, please click on Read More.

 

At the City Council Meeting on August 12, the Council approved conducting an election to allow the citizens of Cochran to decide if they wish to grant a Freeport Exemption for distribution and manufacturing industries.  This incentive will also be placed on the ballot for all Bleckley County residents.  To lean more about the Freeport Exemption, please click on Read More.

 

The City of Cochran is currently repairing the sidewalks from 2nd Street to Peacock Street on the East side of the North bound lane.  The City requests that residents use caution when approaching this work zone.

 

At the City Council Meeting on July 8, the Council approved an ordinance to adjust the water and sewer rates effective September 1 to fund projected system operating expenses, repay current indebtedness, and fund needed sewage system improvements and debt service.  To view the new rate schedule, please click on Read More.

 

Mr. Jerry Murkerson, retired City Manager of Hawkinsville, is currently serving as the Interim City Manager for Cochran.  Mr Murkerson has agreed to serve as the City Manager for Cochran until the City Council finishes their search for a new full-time manager.